Changing between product and donation payment type in PayPal integration

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    Ian Barnes
    Asked on March 06, 2017 at 07:25 AM

    My calculation box is named "Clickto" under "Get Price From", so I have chosen that one and it works.

    However...Under my payment widget/properties/advanced, it shows my Field ID as: #input_111_donation (and it can't be changed). I am afraid that Paypal will interpret this as Donations. Any thought??



    This is a re-post of a comment on How to Pass a Calculation to a Payment Field

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    Mike
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Your form configuration is fine, the User Defined Amount payment type will be correctly processed (as a regular product) by PayPal.

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know. We will be happy to help.

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    Ian Barnes
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 03:28 PM

    Thanks guys. Yes it has worked all along. Just wondered why the Field ID's Field has: #input_111_donation (payment widget/properties/advanced/Fields) See: below...

    I won't actually be processing real orders for awhile, so when I do I think I will call Paypal to ensure they know these are indeed products, not donations.

    Thanks again,

    Ian

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    Mike
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 04:49 PM

    We use the same input for 'custom amount donation' and 'custom amount product' types, this is why the field has a donation text in its internal name. However, it does not mean that a product type is forwarded in the same way as a donation payment type.

    You can submit a test entry (payment is not required) and you will see that you will be redirected to the regular PayPal payment page. Then, switch to the 'Collect Donations' payment type and check it again, that time you will be redirected to the special donation payment type page at PayPal.

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    Eyebar
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 04:53 PM

    Aaaah, yes Mike. I have seen that it takes me to my regular Paypal payment page :)  I didn't know there was a different page for donations. Thanks Again

     

    While we're at it, can you look at my request here

     

    Ian